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Ford Falcon vs Holden Commodore: Behind the scenes

By Cameron Kirby, 29 Jun 2016 Features

Ford Falcon vs Holden Commodore: Behind the scenes

Wheels conducts the final showdown between the Falcon and Commodore in the upcoming issue.

THIS is it. The last fight; the final showdown; the ultimate brawl between Australia’s most iconic motoring couple: the Holden Commodore and Ford Falcon.

With local manufacturing coming to a close, and the Falcon nameplate going into retirement, there will be no rematch. So it was only fitting that we brought in two heavyweights from the Blue and Red camps to duke it out.

V8 Supercar legends Russell Ingall and Mark Skaife were roped in to help give the pair a worthy send off. The place for the showdown was Sydney Motorsport Park; home of the infamous ‘Shriek at the Creek’ where Ingall and Skaife came to blows in 2003.

Ingall and Skaife have put aside their differences since they came to blows. However, the same cannot be said for the Blue Oval and General Motors faithful, with both sides of the iconic rivalry as loyal as ever. This comparison was done in their honour, endeavouring to find out which car will be written into the history books as the victor, ending the argument once and for all in the final chapter of a decades-long war.

Don’t think we went easy on the cars either; both the Ford and Holden were pushed to their limits by two of Australia’s best racing talents.

You will be able to read all about the test in the upcoming issue of Wheels, which hits newsstands July 21st.

If you can’t wait until July 21 to read about it, catch up on the last Commodore v Falcon test we conducted at the start of last year below.